Hello! My name is Alyssa Giovenco Lopez and I am a Newborn Care Specialist. Allow me to support you as your family grows!
My specialty and passion is working with newborns. I offer support for new moms (as well as 2nd, 3rd, 4th+ time moms!) and their families after the birth of a baby (or babies, as I specialize in twins). I help set the stage for the best possible transition into life with a new baby and promote a healthy mother-infant bond as well as optimal child development.
If you are bringing a new baby into a family with older siblings, I can provide techniques to help your older child adjust to life with a new sibling while helping parents spend quality time with each child.
I am a member of the Tahoe Truckee Birth Collective and am honored to work beside some amazing women who work wonders supporting women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Visit their website to learn more about them and our upcoming events. Tahoe Truckee Birth Collective
- BA in Developmental Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, 2010
- DONA International Postpartum Doula training, 2012
- Nanny for infants, toddlers and twins, 15+ years
- Postpartum Doula support for families in the first 12+ weeks after birth, 7 years
- Behavioral Therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum, 2 years
I look forward to helping your family create a unique care plan which could combine any of my services.
I offer the following services:
I also specialize in twin care and can provide an extra set of hands to help with feeding, changing and soothing, so you can devote one-on-one attention to each of your babies. I have extensive experience caring for infant and toddler twins and can enhance your ability to care for your children and/or integrate a new baby into the family.
A little more about me: After studying and working in Santa Cruz for almost 10 years, I relocated with my husband to Truckee, near my home town of Lake Tahoe, to be closer to my family. I now serve primarily the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area. I love living back in the mountains and enjoy spending time being active in our beautiful backyard. Some of my favorite activities include snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking and backpacking.
Since living in Truckee, I have become the branch ambassador for a non-profit called Hike it Baby that provides a platform for families with young children to explore hiking in a supportive environment. Check out their website for more information about what they do and if you’re in the Truckee area, please join our Facebook group for updated information about local hikes. I have been fortunate enough to work with families who support me taking their little ones out on the trails and I hope to continue this with nanny clients in the future. Getting outside, especially into the fresh mountain air, tends to be a sure way to change your baby’s mood (and yours too!).
Please contact me for a free initial interview to see how I can help contribute to your family’s ease during this phase of your life.
Email me — AlyssaHelpingHand@gmail.com
Call me — (530) 214-9098
Please visit and like my Facebook page at facebook.com/alyssashelpinghand